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Archive » 2010 » 4 » | Archive » Medical field » Fields » Clinical Cases » Archive » Medical field » Fields » Microbiology and Immunology » Archive » Medical field » Fields » Pathophysiology »

Celiac Disease

 
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Celiac disease is a systemic disease with autoimmune inflammatory response triggered by gluten in genetically susceptible individuals. It is more prevalent than previously thought and may appear at any age. Apart from typical presentation with malabsorption in infants and toddlers it might present with many atypical symptoms and signs. It is diagnosed by sen­sitive and specific blood tests and typical histological changes of duodenal mucosa. The treat­ment is still strict gluten free diet but novel therapies are being tested. In this article celiac disease is being reviewed according to new guidelines for children. We also included a short case presentation for illustration.

Authors:
Brecelj Jernej, Sedmak Marjeta

Keywords:
celiac disease, gluten, diagnosis, treatment, case presentation

Cite as:
Med Razgl. 2010; 49: 471–8.

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